When I was in school, school projects would aim to spread awareness among students on the critical consequences of environmental pollution and what the situation in the world is. However, a more important thought to think of is: Why are we spending so much time on spreading awareness, rather than taking concrete actions to mitigate, reduce, or solve the environmental issue? Truthfully, we have spent the past few centuries spreading an enormous awareness on environmental issues such as climate change, global warming, plastic pollution and all sorts of environmental pollution. Since then, we have come up with many innovations, but we still haven’t managed to tackle the deep root of the issue that is environmental pollution and what is the importance of environmental awareness.
To understand the importance of environmental awareness and “go green”, means that people are practising environmental awareness. This term means exactly what you’d expect it to; that is, individuals being aware of the preservation of our natural environment, and making choices that support this and actually benefit or provide a more sustainable pathway/solution, rather than hurt the earth and mother nature. In recent times, being environmentally sustainable or pushing environmental awareness has gained tremendous attention.
When people ”go green,” they are practicing environmental awareness. The term means exactly what you expect it to: being aware of the natural environment and making choices that benefit–rather than hurt–the earth. In recent years, environmental awareness has gained increased attention. It has become an amazing trend where people have formed connections, communities and come for one common goal, which is to protect the earth. From small organic farms to environmentally friendly DIY homes, environmental awareness has truly become a hot topic. However, it is nothing new and it must not just be a passing fad because of its level of importance.
It is important to first understand what the terms environmental awareness and environmentalism mean. Environmental awareness is to acknowledge the fragility of our environment and understand the importance of protecting it. Environmentalism is the ideology or concern about an action aimed at protecting the environment. It evokes the responsibility and necessity that humans should not only preserve, respect but also protect the natural world of our anthropogenic afflictions.
One must first understand what the term environmentalism and environmental awareness mean. Environmentalism is the ideology where you envoke the responsibility and necessity of humans to respect, protect, and preserve the natural world from its anthropogenic afflictions and “environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection. ”Furthermore, it states that “promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children. By teaching our friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable we can begin fixing the problems that threaten it. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children”.
Here at La Perivallon HQ, we feel that environmental awareness makes us realize the pressing issue and need to take proper and urgent action to stop jeopardizing the health of our environment, for the sake and interest of all lives of our future generations. It is to start restoring the mess we have made and the damage we have caused to the earth in so little time we have been on it. Because without awareness, there won’t be any acknowledgement, there won’t be any education and there won’t be proper change. We also believe that this action must start from an individual level, where being environmentally aware, conscious, sustainable or healthy is a mindset that starts at an individual level and is spread through the people, communities all over the world. We hope to accomplish many great things, starting with ocean plastic pollution through our awareness and the La Perivallon movement.
We need to thoroughly understand the world environmental problems such as plastic pollution, destruction of biodiversity, deforestation, global warming, climate change and all other environmental pollutions and problems. Once the large mass of the world and humanity understand this, all of the actions that come from our world leaders, communities, societies will have actions that come from a place of understanding, concern for mother nature and acknowledgement of truly just how important it is to place the preservation of our environment ahead of monetary gain or some societal advancement. Sacrifice and the willingness to contribute to a more sustainable development is needed to create positive change in the world, or else we will have a dystopian world with all sorts of advancements, at the cost of mother nature. If we don’t have any of the absolutely essential byproducts of mother nature and a healthy environment to live in, it jeopardised the health of all humanity and may even cause a world uninhabitable to live in – with all of the societal advancements, what good or worth would they have after the damages to our environment become unchangeable?
Ultimately, the importance of environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental solution in creating a brighter future for our children. It is for our future generations to spread importance on this urgent matter, for the livelihood of all of humanity and for the sake of it. We cannot only spread awareness but tackle the deep root issue of it – and this comes through awareness and education.